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  • noun A boned piece of meat, fish or poultry that has been rolled around a stuffing, tied into a bundle, and roasted or braised


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French ballottine


  • There was a small round of pig ballotine, a rather ordinary fritter.

    Jay Rayner's restaurant review

  • It has been quite a journey for Redknapp to the highest level and to the point where supporters in suits will pay so handsomely for the pleasure of his company over ballotine of foie gras.

    Confident Harry Redknapp happy to joke Fábregas wants to join Spurs | David Hytner

  • I assume the wild rabbit in the ballotine of wild rabbit with jack by the hedge (aka hedge garlic or garlic mustard), Barrow Gurney black pudding and carrot purée was foraged, as was the jack by the hedge, although I guess the black pudding and carrots were not.

    Restaurant: The Pump House, Bristol

  • It was a proper ballotine, too, a kind of sausage made with large chunks of meat in which the rabbit flavours hopped about in agreeable fashion, and were neatly offset by the sweetness of the carrot purée.

    Restaurant: The Pump House, Bristol

  • I led the attack on the Bath chap and the wild rabbit ballotine.

    Restaurant: The Pump House, Bristol

  • Studding the dry richness of the ballotine were flavors of cornichons, capers, and foie, in supporting roles never overpowering the salty pork bits the dish was about.


  • On the Menu Below, some unusual dishes chefs have planned this Thanksgiving London Christopher's American Bar and Grill Locally produced Norfolk turkey, boned and rolled into a ballotine, would have knocked Miles Standish's gaiters off.

    Cold Turkey

  • The ballotine I had ordered, made with generous chunks of squab, dried fruits and foie gras, might have matched better with a buttery Sauternes, perhaps, and the sweet pepper and potato bisque laced with pesto demanded something big and red.

    Simply as Good as It Gets: Four-Star Frolics at Daniel

  • The first was a duo of duck and foie gras ballotine and foie gras in spiced chocolate by : Breaking News

  • Three expertly cooked ballotine of guinea fowl came with just enough slippery, buttery pommes purée to make you feel a little ashamed for eating it and a hunk of roast hake with burnished skin and a flesh that slipped apart into its fine pearly flakes, was accompanied by a strident brassic watercress purée and a dark sticky chicken jus, which pointed up the meatiness of the fish.

    The Guardian World News


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